With a few notable exceptions, arm warmers fall into one of two categories. You’ve got your skinny Lycra ones for summer mornings and evenings. And you’ve got your thicker, fleecy-backed thermal ones – like these ones from Sugoi – that’ll keep you warm in autumn and spring conditions.
Sugoi haven’t tried to reinvent the wheel here. These are simple tubes of mid-weight polyester/spandex that feel comfortable next to your skin and wick the sweat away effectively. They’re made to Sugoi’s usual high standards and the silicon rubber grippers hold them in place securely without being too tight.
And, to be honest, a major plus point for us is that they’re a bit more interesting to look at that the usual plain design. Available in white, red, black and blue.
Well-made mid-weight warmers in an attractive design
road.cc test report
Make and model: Sugoi Icon arm warmer
Size tested: M
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes, they feel great in use
Would you consider buying the product? Yes; light enough for summer use and effective enough for winter riding too, so plenty of versatility
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes
About the tester
Age: 36 Height: 184cm Weight: 74kg
I usually ride: My best bike is:
I've been riding for: Over 20 years I ride: Most days I would class myself as: Expert
I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, sportives, general fitness riding, mtb,
Mat has worked for more bike magazines than anyone else in the known universe, dating back to a time when this was all just fields. He's been road.cc technical editor for four years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. When he's not cycling around Wiltshire, he's running around it, or possibly swimming (sadly, he's one of those 'triathletes'). Mat is a youthful 42-year-old Cambridge graduate, GSOH etc.